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A sharp, rhythmic, deliberate and happy album.
on 23 February 2003
This is a very light-hearted alsum - all the songs are upbeat, and there is a party, calypso-feel to many of the songs. The style is drastically different to Big Calm and Who Can You Trust - it verges on Electro-Pop/Dance rather than the fairly dark, trippy styles of the other two albums. It is the top of the 'jollity' sequence of Fragments>Big Calm>Trust which is great for an uplifting experience but can seem immature in places though shamelessly so! It is for this reason I am not awarding 5 stars to an otherwise flawless album.
Some of the background riffs are almost 80's techno-ish, especially in the incredibly happy Shallow End, which makes the PERFECT music for driving through tunnels!
Only the seemingly sloppy-in-comparison title track fails to retain the magnificent rhythmic drive of the rest of the album, but this is perhaps because it could be intended as a wind-down track, being at the end of the album.
One last thing: 'Love Is Rare' is very tacky, but there is no denying that that is exactly how the band intended it to be.
Overall a fine, rhythmic, laid back and shamelessly happy album which is more suited to Summer than Winter.